Today is Flag Day, I wanted to share with you a great song about our “Unsung Heroes,” the ones who keep our flag safe, our military. Here are Julia Fordham and Paul Reiser (yes, that Paul Reiser, from “Mad About You” – who knew?):
Thank you for what you do for us, for our nation, and for our flag. May she ever wave…
June 14, 2012 12:25 am
By Brady Smith / History Center communications manager
William T. Kerr, born near Collier in 1868, was the son of a Civil War veteran and was enthralled by his father’s war stories and tales of patriotism. At the age of 11, Kerr won a speech-writing and oratory contest in Pittsburgh and routinely discussed the importance of the flag during public appearances.
His passion for the flag led him to create the American Flag Day Association in 1888. For nearly 50 years, Kerr was a tireless supporter of the establishment of a national holiday to honor the American flag.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/lifestyle/lets-learn-from-the-past-national-flag-day-640283/#ixzz1xlQ1OxkI